Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems (Google eBook)

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No Starch Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Computers - 368 pages
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The UNIX shell is the main scripting environment of every Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX system, whether a rescued laptop or a million-dollar mainframe. This cookbook of useful, customizable, and fun scripts gives you the tools to solve common Linux, Mac OS X and UNIX problems and personalize your computing environment. Among the more than 100 scripts included are an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, and a web logfile analysis tool. The book also teaches you how to write your own sophisticated shell scripts by explaining the syntax and techniques used to build each example scripts. Examples are written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax.

  

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

I'm mentioned in this book, helped dave test these scripts on mac, linux, hp-ux and solaris... lots of great scripts and ideas... Read full review

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User Review  - Marc - Goodreads

Really good so far. Probably best for intermediate shell scripters, or beginner/intermediate. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 2 IMPROVING ON USER COMMANDS
43
CHAPTER 3 CREATING UTILITIES
71
CHAPTER 4 TWEAKING UNIX
93
MANAGING USERS
111
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
137
CHAPTER 7 WEB AND INTERNET USERS
165
CHAPTER 8 WEBMASTER HACKS
201
CHAPTER 9 WEB AND INTERNET ADMINISTRATION
229
CHAPER 10 INTERNET SERVER ADMINISTRATION
255
CHAPTER 11 MAC OS X SCRIPTS
297
CHAPTER 12 SHELL SCRIPT FUN AND GAMES
315
AFTERWORD
329
INDEX
331
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About the author (2004)

Dave Taylor is a popular writer, teacher and speaker of business and technology issues. The founder of The Internet Mall and iTrack.com, he's been involved with UNIX and the Internet since 1980, having created the popular Elm Mail System. He's also been a Mac fan since the year it was released. Once a Research Scientist at HP Laboratories and Senior Reviews Editor of SunWorld magazine, Taylor has contributed software to the official 4.4 release of Berkeley Unix (BSD). His programs are found in all versions of Linux and other popular Unix variants.

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